Staying busy after retirement

The years after retirement are for more than just relaxing. They’re prime time for pursuing passions you never got around to before. When you were younger, you may have defined retirement by what you didn’t plan to do: work. But once you’re at or nearing retirement age, you may find that what really seems to matter is staying active and engaged. Science backs up that … Continue reading Staying busy after retirement

Could your medications affect your memory?

Picture an older woman whose memory has been slipping. She often misplaces her keys. She has trouble recalling names. And occasionally she forgets to take the medications lined up on her nightstand. What’s going on? If you’re like many people, you may dismiss these changes as “senior moments” or wonder if they could be signs of a health condition. But if you’re a doctor or … Continue reading Could your medications affect your memory?

Eating healthy at 60 and beyond

We change over time. And our eating habits should, too. The recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 address this by including life stages, like older adulthood, for the first time. The guidelines take into account that people ages 60 and up: Need more nutrients, but fewer calories Have lost bone and muscle mass May be overweight or obese Have a higher risk for cancer, … Continue reading Eating healthy at 60 and beyond

Clock stoppers: the best exercises for your 40s and beyond

First, the not-so-great news: Starting at around age 30, you naturally begin losing muscle. In fact, adults lose 3 to 8 percent of their lean muscle mass per decade. And by age 60, your muscle strength will deteriorate at a rate of 3 percent per year. With less strength to muster, daily activities (such as carrying bags of groceries or mowing the lawn) become harder, … Continue reading Clock stoppers: the best exercises for your 40s and beyond

3 tips for achieving financial resilience

A lot of people consider themselves resilient. Heck, it’s woven into the fabric of America: pull yourself up by your bootstraps and so on. But what about financial resilience? Are you prepared to prevent or recover from financial shocks, like those caused by natural disasters or more everyday emergencies? Here are some tips to build and sustain financial resilience for you and your family. Tip … Continue reading 3 tips for achieving financial resilience

Preserve your aging joints

Skipping warm-ups and stretching. Getting injured during exercise or sports. A lot of us have been tough on our knees, hips and other joints for years. This may lead to problems like osteoarthritis – and eventually, to joint replacement surgery. How to Care for Yourself Joint replacements are safe and effective, but there are many steps you can take before turning to surgery. Be kind … Continue reading Preserve your aging joints

The new, healthy kind of midlife crisis

A shiny red sports car. Bottles of supplements. Even a bit of plastic surgery. These are the stereotypical signs of what’s long been known as the midlife crisis.   In truth, only about 10 to 20% of adults in their 40s, 50s and 60s revisit their youthful rebellion. But the middle years are undoubtedly a time of transition—and opportunity. Here’s how to make changes for the … Continue reading The new, healthy kind of midlife crisis

{Video} Alzheimer’s: A Public Health Crisis

Alzheimer’s disease is an under-recognized public health crisis with the number of people expected to be diagnosed doubling every 20 years. Watch this episode of Second Opinion with Joan Lunden to hear about the disease and its emotional toll from a caregiver and public health perspective. Continue reading {Video} Alzheimer’s: A Public Health Crisis